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homeotherm

 [ho´me-o-therm″]
1. an animal that exhibits homeothermy, a warm-blooded animal.

ho·me·o·therm

(hō'mē-ō-therm),
Any animals, including mammals and birds, that tend to maintain a constant body temperature.
[homeo- + G. thermos, warm]

homeotherm

(hō′mē-ə-thûrm′) also

homoiotherm

(hō-moi′ə-)
n.
An organism, such as a mammal or bird, having a body temperature that is constant and largely independent of the temperature of its surroundings.

ho′me·o·ther′mi·a (-thûr′mē-ə), ho′me·o·ther′my (-thûr′mē) n.
ho′me·o·ther′mic (-mĭk) adj.

homeotherm

see HOMOIOTHERM.